Claxton Parent News 4.21

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

May 1 - May 5: Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, April 26: 5th Graders Muddy Sneakers Field Trip

Monday, May 1: 4th Graders Biltmore Field Trip

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, No School

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Claxton needs Test Proctors for the EOGs!

We need your help…

Dear Claxton Volunteers:

Claxton needs volunteer End-of-Grade (EOG) Proctors for upcoming state tests starting May 31st. Tests are given in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Having a volunteer proctor helps in so many ways, so if you’re available, please consider being a proctor. Proctors don’t administer the test (don’t worry!). Proctors help ensure the testing environment and testing experience follows protocol.

If you’re interested, keep reading!

1. Click here to sign up for a 45 minute training and let Mary Nichols (Claxton AP and Testing Coordinator) know when you could be available to proctor. You’ll get more information by clicking on the link.

2. Click here to start on your background check (all proctors must have a background check through Asheville City Schools!). If you already have had a background check, please check with Elizabeth Callahan ( to confirm.

Thank you!

ACSF Celebration of Champions

Join us as we recognize Pat Hall, Claxton Elementary’s Parent Champion, at Asheville City Schools Foundation’s Celebration of Champions 2017 on May 6th by reserving your ticket today through ACSF's website.

Claxton Elementary grandparent, Ms. Pat Hall, is best known as the fearless crossing guard on busy Merrimon Avenue. The Claxton community has been fortunate to have her escorting our students safely to school for over 20 years. One parent noted that she is “loving, vigilant, and bold in effectively getting cars to notice her stop sign if they are not being attentive.” She teaches children and adults about traffic safety and has generously donated bicycles and gifts to Claxton students for over 20 years. She hands small Christmas gifts to every student that crosses at her intersection. Ms. Pat has also been a foster parent and has helped several children during times when they were in unsafe living situations. She has been crucial in helping children transition to a safe and stable living environment.

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Thank you to Claxton Elementary's 2017 Corporate Sponsors!

The Claxton PTO would like to express deep appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses in our community that have donated to our school. These generous donations enable us to continue wonderful programs such as LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton's Storytelling festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.

Best and Best, PLLC

Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Campbell Shatley, PLLC

Dewey Property Advisors

European Wax Center

High Five Coffee

Longview Builders

Marks Family Dentistry

Silver-Line Plastics

The Village Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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Claxton Grounds Day is May 6!

Get a little sun on your shoulders, dirt under your nails and have a fun morning with other Claxton families on Saturday, May 6 from 10am-12pm for a grounds maintenance. Mulching playgrounds, pulling weeds, filling the sandbox and other big fun is planned. Bring a water bottle, gardening gloves if you have them (and wheelbarrows, too, more will make quick work!) Email Kristen Cozza if you have any questions.

Leadership Opportunities Available with our PTO Team

It's already time to prep our PTO team for next year - we need you and your stellar skills and ideas to make our school the best it can be for all our students and staff. Click here to see a list of open positions and their descriptions - there is no experience needed, just a love of our community here at Claxton!

Spanish Phrase of the Week

We're back from Spring Break, and feeling rested and ready to learn more Spanish words to identify items in our classroom! This week, it's

la computadora

En la clase hay una computadora.

In the class, there is a computer.

Check out this traditional band, Orquesta Rumba Kids, singing about a computadora.

Curious about how Easter is celebrated in Mexico? Watch here

Order your Yearbook today!

Click here to order your 2016-17 Claxton Yearbook
Here's a handy link to all of ACS's school lunch menus!